Monday, July 28, 2008

I'm Still Alive!!

I've been waiting to post until I had pictures of my apartment to put up here. However, I've been here two weeks now and still haven't taken any. Largely because I wasn't in a place where I wanted to show people pictures, then when I was, I lost my camera.

Have no fear, I found the camera. It was lost in the guest room closet. Yes, you read that right. So, perhaps tomorrow I'll take some pictures for you. Now I'm inspired to wait until I hang things on the wall. But, if I keep going at this rate, it never will happen!!

Life here has been an odd mix of hectic and boring.

Mom, Dad and I arrived in Waco on Sunday the 12th. They left the next day. I spent the week unpacking, grocery shopping, and settling in. I also had the chance to serve with Baylor Line Camps, a first year matriculation program. I was asked to be a part of the team that made the field trip to Independence (the town where Baylor started) happen. This trip was one of my favorite parts of my summer experience here last year, so I was blessed and ecstatic to be a part of it. I have to admit, it was rather odd to be there but not really be a part of the New Student Programs staff. Here are some photos from the event:

Last week, we started Summer Institute, which is my department's fancy term for training. Last week was a very chill week, we had candidates on campus for the position that would be my supervisor. In the mornings I had Human Resources Orientation and then I had an hour long interview with the candidates in the afternoon. Friday through Saturday we had a retreat at an off campus retreat facility. I have to say that it was the best retreat that I've been on- it was quite enjoyable.

This week is when the schedule gets hectic! We started training at 8 a.m. this morning and finished up somewhere around 4:30 p.m. This included a working lunch. After finishing at work I went to the on campus gym with several of my coworkers to make use of the Curves work out room there. I have sense spend the evening setting up my office and deciding how I want the furniture set up.

This week will be full of busy things: meetings, fire drills, a surprise (for our friends) trip to Independence to help with final tear down, and lots of random things. I'm enjoying my time here and I LOVE the people that I work with. And, I am consistently amazed at how advanced the department and division I work in is. I couldn't be happier or be more blessed!!

I hope to have a less scattered post soon. Some friends and I drove to Dallas on Sunday night to see Heart and Journey in concert. So we didn't get home until about 2:30 a.m., and had to be at work at 8. Yikes! I am excited for school to start in a month so I have some time to sleep!


The Neeleys said...

jealous that you got to see heart and journey! :)

sounds like you are settling in well, which I had no doubts you would!

also sounds like we have yet another reason to come visit Waco soon, which is both sad and happy at the same time. guess that's why they call it bittersweet.

we're already starting to look at our calendar for this fall! -k

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